Category: Vicariate of San Bartolome
Published Date Hits: 997

Tanza, Navotas City
Tel No.: 283 9086
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Romeo C. Tuazon

At the onset, Holy Cross Parish of Barangay Tanza, Navotas, Metro Manila was under the auspices of the Parish of San Jose de Navotas, which was established in the 19th century. When San Roque became a Parish in 1951, Holy Cross was under its jurisdiction until the time of Rev. Fr. Eleno Tepace.

However, due to the increasing Christian populace and the difficulties of attending to the demands and needs of the parishioners relative to the teachings of the Church coupled with the lack of a regular priest , the people of Tanza had sought the assistance of the Archdiocese of Manila in order to address these problems. Indeed, on February 4, 1990, through the kind efforts of His Eminence Jaime L. Cardinal Sin, Archbishop of Manila, Rev. Fr. Martin Guarin was installed as Parish Priest of Tanza, Navotas and establishing Holy Cross as a Quasi-Parish.

Later, on the 28th day of April 1993, Fr. Guarin’s appointment as a Parish Priest was extended and thereby confirming and declaring Holy Cross as the Parish of Tanza, Navotas, MM.

Category: Vicariate of San Bartolome
Published Date Hits: 1010

Established: September 26, 1994
31 A. Gerbacio Street, Hulong Duhat, Malabon City.
Tel. No.: (02) 282-8386
Priest-in-Charge:   Rev. Fr. Lauro E. Toledo



IN 1861, THE PARISH OF TAMBOBONG, in the town of Tañong, Malabon, was constructed by the Augustinian priests. Six years after, a fisherman by the name of Tiburcio Cabiching found a cross from a branch of a Duhat tree owned by Eulogia Santos. The cross was reported to be miraculous, and so immediately, a chapel was built where it was found. The “Munting Katedral”, or “Little Cathedral”, as it was fondly called, was placed under the care of Kapitana Ramona de Baens.

In 1902, at the height of the Aglipayan Schism, the Aglipayans headed the administration of the parish of Tambobong and its chapel, as they used them in order to promote their faith. Although Kapitana Baens, the caretaker of the parish, used her influence in persuading the people of Hulong Duhat to join the Aglipay Church, the residents remained firm in their faith to the Catholic Church. The act infuriated Baens, thus she kept the cross away from the people.

Five years after the reign of the Aglipayans, the administration of the Church was brought back to the Catholic Priests. It was also then that the tutelage of the cross was given to Kapitana Baens’ husband Alfredo, as the former custodian died. Alfredo, who was sick, heeded the cry of the people on having the cross once again.

After several years, the aging chapel was renovated through the efforts of Councilor Maynardo Espiritu. At the same time, the residents formed the Hulong Duhat Community Movement (HDCM), to solicit funds needed for the development and for the parish construction.

On November 24, 1991, the cornerstone was laid, signifying the start of a new age for the chapel. Three years after, on September 26, 1994, the Archbishop of Manila, His Eminence Jaime L. Cardinal Sin issued the Decree of Establishment of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross Parish with Reverend Fr. Nelson Orqueta as the first parish priest. Fr. Orqueta was replaced by Reverend Fr. Rey Amante, then by Rev. Fr. Joel Sabijon, and then by the current parish priest, Rev. Fr. Octavio Bartiana.


September 14


Rev. Fr. Nelson Orqueta
Rev. Fr. Rey Amante
Rev. Fr. Joel Sabijon
Rev. Fr. Octavio Bartiana
Rev. Fr. Ofero Stephen M. Balana


Mr. Salvador Flores


Monday – 6:00 AM
Tuesday – 6:00 PM
Wednesday – 6:00 AM and 6:00 PM
Thursday – 6:00 PM
Friday – 6:00 AM and 6:00 PM
Saturday – 6:00 AM and 6:30 PM
Sunday – 7:00 AM, 8:30 AM, 5:30 PM and 7:00 PM

Every Sunday

Category: Vicariate of San Bartolome
Published Date Hits: 1583

Established: July 1, 1989
64 Sanciangco Street, Tonsuya, Malabon City
PARISH PRIEST: Rev. Fr. Benedict John C. Cervantes


SAN ANTONIO DE PADUA PARISH is a fruit of the generosity of Doña Geronima Gabriel, who is a devout Catholic and a friend of the Spanish friars. She distributed her wealth for charity, propagation, and growth of the church.

In 1896, a part of the estate of Impong Memang, as they fondly call Doña Geronima, was developed for the San Antonio de Padua Chapel. When Impong Memang died in 1904, Pedro San Pedro, along with her daughter, Juana San Pedro, took over as caretaker of the chapel until it became a sub–Pastoral Council for San Bartolome.

On June 13, 1986, the Archbishop of Manila, His Eminence Jaime L. Cardinal Sin visited the San Antonio de Padua Chapel. As he celebrated his first mass at the chapel, he remarked that “the church was too big for a chapel.”

Since then, several moves have been made to work out for the transformation of the chapel into a full–pledged parish. Talks with Rev. Msgr. Severino Casas were made in order to determine the feasibility of the proposal. After which, a consultation meeting was held to hear the reactions of the concerned parties. The said meeting was attended by Rev. Fr. Tony Villanueva, Juana de Ocampo, Alfonso and Virginia Gozon, Benjamin Josue, Lito Villajueva, Pacing de Dios, Arsenio Santos and Ising Gonzales.

On July 1, 1989, Cardinal Sin issued a Decree, which establishes San Antonio de Padua as parish, with Rev. Fr. Enrique Y. Santos as its first pastor. As the new parish was erected, several people jokingly named it as the “floating church” because of the reality that it is often submerged in water. Realizing the predicament of the parishioners, especially in rainy seasons, Fr. Santos elevated the base structure of the church. He also planned the creation of a rectory and a convent. It was also under his administration that the boundaries of the church were placed and confirmed.

Rev. Fr. Joselino Tuazon served as the second parish priest for San Antonio de Padua parish. He led the creation of the Perpetual Adoration. He was succeeded by Rev. Fr. Joselito Jopson, who stayed for two years, left the parish for pursuing a Master’s degree in America. He was followed by Rev. Fr. Danilo Canceran, then Rev. Fr. Raul Salgado, and Rev. Fr. Martin Gaurin.


San Antonio de Padua

SAN ANTONIO OR SAINT ANTHONY WAS BORN IN LISBON, PORTUGAL, AS Fernando de Bovillon on August 15, 1195. He was a Christian religious leader, an aspect that made him popular in his time. Several miracles have been attributed to Anthony, both during and after his lifetime.

Fernando joined the Franciscan Order taking the name Anthony. He traveled to Morocco to convert the Muslims into Catholics. However, an illness forced him to return unto Europe. Saint Anthony’s ship settled in Sicily, Italy, where he lived a solitary life for a short time.

After living in Italy, Saint Anthony begun to preach to the people of Florence and Padua. He amazed his listeners with his eloquence and his knowledge of the scriptures. He showed deep concern for the common townsfolk who regarded the preacher as their protector as well.

Saint Anthony died on June 13, 1231. Although he died, his influence remained as the shrine erected in his honor continues to drive a lot of people into God.

His feast day is commemorated at the same day.

June 13 – San Antonio de Padua Parish
2nd Sunday of May - Banal na Krus Chapel
May 1 – Nuestro Señor de Longos
February 25 – Paradise Village Chapel - Letre


Rev. Fr. Enrique Y. Santos August 1989 – January 1993
Rev. Fr. Joselito B. Tuazon January 1993 – February 1995
Rev. Fr. Joselito I. Jopson February 1995 – August 1996
Rev. Fr. Danilo A. Canceran August 1996 – April 2001
Rev. Fr. Raul O. Salgado April 2001 – February 2003
Rev. Fr. Martin L. Guarin February 2003 – 2016

Rev. Fr. Ofero Stephen Balana – Associate Priest

Ms. Rexie Aquino


Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays – 6:30 PM
Tuesdays – 6:15 AM; 6:30 PM
Saturdays – 6:00 PM
Sundays – 6:00 AM, 7:30 AM, 9:00 AM; 5:00 PM, 6:30 PM
Funeral Mass – by Appointment

Every Sundays at 11: 00 AM
(Seminars on Baptism given every Saturday at 8: 00 AM)

Before or after the mass/ by Appointment

By Schedule

By Appointment


Category: Vicariate of San Bartolome
Published Date Hits: 1304

Established: March 15, 1983
Don Basilio Bautista Blvd., cor. M. Sioson St., Dampalit, Malabon City
Contact No.: 282 1416
PARISH PRIEST: Rev. Fr. Martin L. Guarin



SANTO ROSARIO PARISH is located in Dampalit, Malabon City, where it is said that the place was named after the numerous species of Dampalit plants that thrive on the area. While others say that Dampalit was from the Tagalog words “daang – paliit”, which literally means a narrow road, such discussion only gives color to the background of the people from the continuously – rising community.

The church of the Santo Rosario Parish was created using Baroque architecture, under the supervision of the Augustinian priests. It was built inside a 1, 226 meter lot, donated by Kapitana Elena Naval Paez. Back then, it was a chapel belonging to the Immaculate Conception Parish.

As time passed by, the parish underwent several cultural changes, one of which is the Archdiocesan Decree of February 6, 1985, that assigns the second Sunday of October as their rightful feast. Before, the parish celebrates their fiesta on the New Year, which is the solemnity of Mary as mother of God, which contradicts the title of their patronage to Mary, Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary. The Archdiocese of Manila reminded that, although the parish may commemorate Mary’s feast on January 1, it is only proper that they acknowledge the feast on every second Sunday of October.

Although tradition was slightly shattered, these innovations did not hamper the unfathomable devotion of the people of Dampalit to the Virgin Mary, and their faith to the Gospel and to the one God. Instead, they further intensified their activities for the improvement not only of the Santo Rosario Parish, but of the whole physical, mental, and economical status of the communities.


The Holy Rosary

THE WORD ROSARY LITERALY MEANS “CROWN OF ROSES”, a crown worthy for the Blessed Virgin Mary. Our Lady has revealed to several people that each time they say a Hail Mary they are giving her a beautiful rose and that each complete Rosary makes her a crown of roses. The rose is the queen of flowers, and so the Rosary is the rose of all devotions and it is therefore the most important one. The Holy Rosary is considered a perfect prayer because it simply tells the awesome story of our salvation. With the Rosary in fact we meditate the mysteries of joy, of sorrow and the glory of Jesus and Mary. A simple prayer, a prayer we can all say together with the Mother of God. Therefore it becomes ever more useful, because what Mary asks she always receives, Jesus can never say no to whatever His Mother asks for. In every apparition, the heavenly Mother has invited us to say the Rosary as a powerful weapon against evil, to bring us to true peace. With your prayer made together with the heavenly Mother, you can obtain the great gift of bringing about a change of hearts and conversion. Each day, through prayer you can drive away from yourselves and from your homeland many dangers and many evils.

It can seem a repetitive prayer but instead it is like two sweethearts who many times say one another the words: "I love you". The Blessed Holy Father John Paul II on October 16th, 2002 with the Apostolic Letter Rosarium Virginis Mariae on the Most Holy Rosary has added 5 new mysteries of the Rosary: The Mysteries of the Light.

January 1 – Mary the Mother of God
October 7 – Feast of the Holy Rosary

Second week of October


Rev. Fr. Romerico A. Prieto 1983 – 1985
Rev. Fr. Elpidio D. Bilaran, Jr. 1985 – 1992
Rev. Fr. Antonio Nopasa 1992 – 1993
Rev. Fr. Arnel F. Recinto April – October 1993
Rev. Fr. Amando N. Litana 1993 – 1997
Rev. Fr. Noel B. Azupardo 1997 – 2002
Rev. Fr. Noel Jacob 2002 – 2003
Rev. Fr. Igmedio Cabborubias 2002 – 2003
Rev. Fr. Nestor Estanislao 2002 – 2003
Rev. Fr. Monette Bosch, SVD
Rev. Fr. Jose E. Pinto, SVD
Rev. Fr. Rodrigo F. Salazar, Jr., SVD - 2016


Chairperson:  Fernando Dela Paz

Vice Chairperson: Reynaldo Sison

Secretary: Carlo Gungon

Auditor: Arman Cruz



Monday      6:00 AM

Tuesday     6:00 AM

Wednesday 6:00 PM

Thursday    6:00 AM

Friday ord. 6:00 AM  1st Friday  6:00 PM

Saturday   6:30 AM & 6:00 PM


BAPTISM  Sunday 10:30 AM

CONFESSION  by appointment

CONFIRMATION  by appointment

MATRIMONY  by appointment

SICK CALL   by appointment


6:00 PM Mother of Perpetual Help




Category: Vicariate of San Bartolome
Published Date Hits: 1950

Established: September 8, 1907
272 General Luna Street, Concepcion, Malabon City
Tel. No.: (02) 281 – 5001,  Fax. (02) 281 – 8496
PARISH PRIEST: Rev. Fr. Alex V. Amandy
PAROCHIAL VICAR: Rev. Fr. Joey C. Enriquez



IN 1899, A BIG CHAPEL MADE OF BAMBOO AND ASBESTOS was constructed and dedicated to the Immaculate Conception of Mary. The convent beside the chapel was the rest house of the Augustinian priests, and while the chapel was under San Bartolome, it was ably administered by the Augustinians.

Although the earthquake of 1879 demolished the chapel, the image of the Immaculate Conception was unbelievably unscathed. The reconstruction of the chapel immediately started, and in 1886, a bigger and stronger structure was completed.

On November 20, 1902, the chapel was seized and occupied by the Aglipayans as a part of their schism. Archbishop Bernardino Nozaleda, OP, defended the right of the Catholic population of Malabon. The Supreme Court, on November 24, 1906, ordered the Aglipayans to surrender the chapel, as the Supreme Court of America later on backed the decision. The chapels of Dampalit, Muzon, and Hulong Duhat were surrendered on January 29, 1909.

The year 1907 turned out to be a year of blessing after the dark years of the Aglipayan Schism, as Immaculate Conception Chapel was declared a parish by the Archbishop of Manila, His Excellency Jeremias Harty, DD. The community was jubilant not only because they had their own pastor, not only because their chapel was elevated to a status of a parish, but because Immaculate Conception Parish was erected on the birthday of our Mother, on September 8, 1907.


Immaculate Conception of Mary

The Immaculate Conception of Mary has always been a beautiful and a dignifying devotion to the Mother of Jesus Christ, who was born free from original sin. The dogma regarding the Immaculate Conception of Mary strengthens the idea that she was pure, virgin externally and internally. The image of the Immaculate Conception is often seen as a beautiful lady wearing a gold crown with the world under her feet.

The devotion to the Immaculate Conception has proven to be a constant interceder for human and God, as several miracles had already been recorded. A person had been saved in the middle of the sea, sicknesses have been cured, sinners have been converted, the war’s damage had been prevented, and several others untold.

The Immaculate Conception of Mary has been a steady inspiration for Christians for more than three centuries. The idea of having a mother who looks after her sons and daughters from up above consoles the human race in the midst of several earthly and diabolical acts.

December 8


Rev. Fr. Candido Del Rosario 1907
Rev. Fr. Pascual Rigor 1912
Rev. Fr. Jose Jovellanos 1914
Rev. Fr. Manuel Gatmaitan 1916
Rev. Fr. Pedro Domingo 1919
Rev. Fr. Pastor Santiago 1933
Rev. Fr. Leopoldo Arcaira 1937
Rev.Fr. Jesus Tizon 1951
Rev. Fr. Gerardo Maximo 1955
Rev. Fr. Florentino Fuentes 1962
Rev. Msgr. Antero Sarmiento 1980
Rev. Fr. Elpidio Biliran Jr. 1992
Rev. Fr. Ricardo Torrifiel 1998
Rev. Fr. Von Jose R. Vargas 2001
Rev. Fr. Amado Gino 2003
Rev. Fr. Rey Amante 2003 - 2016

Doc. Zenaida Gonzales


Daily Masses (Monday to Saturday) – 6:00 AM; 6:00 PM
Anticipated Mass – Saturdays at 6:00 PM
Sunday Mass – 5:00 AM, 6:00 AM, 8:30 AM, 9:45 AM; 4:00 PM, 5:15 PM, 6:30 PM, 7:45 PM
Funeral Services – by Appointment

Every Sunday

Every first Friday

By Appointment


Category: Vicariate of San Bartolome
Published Date Hits: 1920

Established: 1670
Rizal Avenue, Malabon City
PARISH PRIEST: Rev. Fr. Elpidio A. Erlano, Jr.
PAROCHIAL VICAR: Rev. Fr. Nestor A. Estanislao
PAROCHIAL VICAR: Rev. Fr. Ofero Stephen M. Balana


SAN BARTOLOME PARISH, the oldest church in the Diocese of Kalookan, was established by the Augustinian Missionaries in the year 1670. There is no formal record regarding the construction of the first church, but stories passed from tongue to tongue tell that the church was built immediately, only to be destroyed by a natural calamity. It was restructured years after, and then destroyed once again because of a series of unfortunate events. According to the historical and cultural artifacts of the province of Rizal, a strong makeup, one that withstands disasters, was created and completed by 1813. But, in the main door of the parish, appears “1861”, signifying that it was instituted on the year 1861.

In the revolution of 1898, the whole portion of the east side of the church was burned and its valuables were either stolen or destroyed. Nothing remained intact except for its five altars and the removable silver altar. The church was not repaired for years until Rev. Fr. Lino Kawili, a native of Tañong, Malabon, was assigned as the parish priest. Fr. Kawili was able to start and accomplish the renovation in his administration, yet this resulted in a civil suit between him and the Archbishop of Manila. As a result, he was transferred into Silang, Cavite, which was contested by many of the parishioners, to the extent of turning their backs from their faith.

The feeling of resentment and indifference of the parishioners continued for years until the establishment of the Malabon Normal School in 1929. The school, administered by the Sisters of Maryknoll Congregation of New York, used the site of the old Spanish convent of the San Bartolome Parish Church. The school raised students of great intelligence, yet more importantly, it taught the people the real value of faith; that faith does not favor anyone, because everyone is a sinner. The sisters won the faith of the people, the same faith that served as impetus to the reconstruction of the parish, externally and internally. As people got themselves involved in fund–raising campaigns for the repair of the parish, they once again formulated the lay organizations that served the parish centuries back. The parish found full support from the Archbishop of Manila, and their parish priests.

Now, the parish is reaping the results of laying a cornerstone made up of unity and faith. Although San Bartolome Parish’s history is a great blur, it is not of great importance today. The community is already a legacy, not due to its strangled roots but to its perseverance to continuously grow as the journey goes on.


Saint Bartholomew

Saint Bartholomew, or Nathaniel, was one of Jesus Christ’s twelve apostles, which is famous for dying as a martyr by being flagellated. Michelangelo’s The Last Judgment shows Bartholomew with a knife on his right hand, and his shredded skin on his left.

The Lord regarded Bartholomew as a clever person; one who is enlightened even before they met. Bartholomew constantly studied the Torah, which paved the path for his belief in his Savior, Jesus Christ.

Bartholomew, along with Jude, is also known to have brought Christianity into the land of Armenia, where they were killed for the sake of their faith. Jesus Christ Himself characterizes Bartholomew as “a man whom there is no deception”, despite the fact that he was initially skeptical on the idea of a Messiah coming from Nazareth. Along with his friend, Phillip, they were called to be part of the twelve apostles of Christ.

This enlightenment is also what the San Bartolome Parish aspires to have: the guidance onto the right path. The parishioners hope that the Lord will also take care of them, as He showed Bartholomew that He is the only way.

August 24





Daily Masses (Monday to Saturday) – 6:00 AM and 5:30 PM
Sunday Masses – 5:00 AM, 6:00 AM, 7:15 AM, 8:30 AM, 9:45 AM 4:00 PM, 5:15 PM, 6:30 PM, 9:45 PM

Every Sunday at 11: 00 AM or by appointment
Free baptism – by announcement

Before and after the mass

By announcement

One month before the wedding date

By appointment




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